The question we always get about Low-E windows is whether or not they’re really energy efficient windows. In short, Low-E means low emissivity, or more precisely, low thermal emissivity. So yes, Low-E windows are energy efficient because any material that reflects, absorbs, and emits radiant energy is going to save energy. In terms of window
A new patio door can be a great addition to any home, and there are a lot of choices out there. So, which patio door is right for you? Vinyl Patio Doors – As the least expensive and most energy efficient option, more people these days are putting vinyl sliding patio doors in their homes. Vinyl patio doors are
The first cold snap hits! The windows fog up and water drips down the glass. Don’t worry, this is not and indication that your windows have failed. The moisture on the glass is condensation, a natural occurrence that in most cases can be eliminated. Condensation occurs when excess humidity in the air comes up against
When you are considering installing a new or replacement window, it is important to consider the following factors: energy efficiency, style, durability, and maintenance. It’s also important to consider climate, and here in New Mexico, we know climate makes a big difference! While vinyl and aluminum windows each have their pros and cons, let’s review the differences to
Over the past 12 years Glass-Rite in Albuquerque, New Mexico has installed well over 60,000 Glass-Rite Energy Star windows. We estimate that these windows have saved our customers the equivalent of almost 70 million KWH of power as well as almost $6 million dollars in energy expense and prevented 82 million pounds of CO2 emissions.